China Third-Quarter GDP Slows

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

BEIJING-China's economy grew at a slower pace in the third quarter, suggesting that the government's targeted easing measures to boost economic growth have not yielded expected results, official data showed Tuesday. China's gross domestic product rose 7.3% from a year ...

China Data Supports Oil but Bearish Sentiment Persists

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures found some temporary support in Asian trade Tuesday after China's economic data came in slightly better than expected. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in November traded at $83.01 ...

China Growth Slows to 7.3% -- Update

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

By Richard Silk BEIJING--China's economy in the third quarter grew at its slowest pace in five years as it battles a slumping real-estate market and weak domestic demand and industrial production. The results Tuesday marked a drop from the second ...

Australian Central Bank Eyes Home Loans

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

By James Glynn SYDNEY--Australia's central bank stressed the importance of maintaining rigorous standards on loans to property investors, reflecting its rising concern that speculators are dominating the housing market. Minutes of the reserve bank's Oct. 7 policy meeting showed its ...

China 3rd Quarter GDP Growth Slows

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

BEIJING--China's economy grew at a slower pace in the third quarter, suggesting that the government's targeted easing measures to boost economic growth have not yielded expected results, official data showed Tuesday. China's gross domestic product rose 7.3% from a year ...

Plane Carrying Total Chief Hit Snow-Removal Vehicle - Investigators

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

By James Marson MOSCOW--Russian investigators said that the plane that crashed killing Total SA's (TOT) chief executive and three crew hit a snow-removal vehicle whose driver was drunk. The plane carrying Christophe de Margerie was taking off at Moscow's Vnukovo ...

Asian Shares Mixed After China Growth Data

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after China's economy grew at a slower pace in the third quarter, albeit a touch faster than expected. The Hang Seng Index was up 0.4% to 23161.64, after data showed China's gross domestic product rose ...

China September Industrial Output Growth Picks Up

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

BEIJING--China's industrial output growth in September accelerated and rebounded from a near-six-year low in August, driven by government's recent targeted easing measures, official data showed on Tuesday. Value-added industrial output in China rose 8.0% in September from a year earlier, ...

Swiss September Exports Gain on Watch, Machinery Demand

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

By Neil MacLucas ZURICH--Stronger Asian and North American demand for Switzerland's machinery, precision instruments and watches, as well as one workday more, boosted export growth in September. Exports in September gained 2.2% year-over-year in real terms adjusted for inflation to ...

China Growth Slows to 7.3% -- Update

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

BEIJING--China's economy in the third quarter grew at its slowest pace in five years as it battles a slumping real-estate market and weak domestic demand and industrial production. The results on Tuesday make it increasingly likely that China will miss ...

Yen Strengthens Against Rivals As Nikkei Falls

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

By Hiroyuki Kachi The yen strengthened against rival currencies in Asian trade Tuesday, with a setback in the stock market prompting investors to fly to the relative safety of the Japanese currency. As of 0450 GMT, the dollar slipped to ...

Australian Central Bank Eyes Home Loans

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

SYDNEY--Australia's central bank stressed the importance of maintaining rigorous standards on loans to property investors, reflecting its rising concern that speculators are dominating the housing market. Minutes of the reserve bank's Oct. 7 policy meeting showed its board had discussed ...

Asian Shares Await China Growth Data

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

By Chao Deng Asian shares were mixed Tuesday ahead of a reading on China's economic growth, which is expected to show further signs of softening in the world's second largest economy. Stocks in Japan were down 0.2% as the dollar ...

China September Crude Steel Output 67.54 Million Tons - Government

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

By Chuin-Wei Yap BEIJING--China's crude steel output in September totaled 67.54 million metric tons, the National Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. The government said the volume was unchanged from a year earlier, though historical statistics show the volume rose 3.2% ...

China Growth Slows to 7.3% -- Update

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

BEIJING--China's economy in the third quarter grew at its slowest pace in five years as it battles a slumping real-estate market and weak domestic demand and industrial production. The results on Tuesday make it increasingly likely that China will miss ...

China September Industrial Output Growth Picks Up

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

BEIJING--China's industrial output growth in September accelerated and rebounded from a near-six-year low in August, driven by government's recent targeted easing measures, official data showed on Tuesday. Value-added industrial output in China rose 8.0% in September from a year earlier, ...

Asian Shares: Hang Seng Rises on China Growth Data -- Update

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 21, 2014

By Chao Deng Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after China's economy grew at a slower pace in the third quarter, albeit a touch faster than expected. The Hang Seng Index was up 0.4% to 23161.64, after data showed China's gross ...

Australia's Transfield Rejects Bid From Ferrovial

TODAY: Oct. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 20, 2014

SYDNEY--Transfield Services Ltd. (TSE.AU), an Australian provider of project-management-and-maintenance services, said Monday it had received a 1 billion Australian dollar (US$785 million) takeover bid from Spain's Ferrovial SA (FER.MC). Transfield rejected the offer as too low, but granted Ferrovial the ...